Camelbak Ratchet comes with a 3-liter Crux hydration reservoir and 3 liters of storage for the essentials. Other features include breathable air mesh back panel and external helmet hooks. It also comes with a removable stability belt, a feature we would have liked to see on Camelbak Classic. Weighing just around 300 grams, it’s also the lightest hydration pack with 3-liter reservoir from Camelbak.
Many higher end hydration packs include a magnetic tube clip for the hydration tube/hose. It makes clipping the tube in and out quicker and more effortless. Unfortunately, neither my Camelbak Classic or Camelbak Ratchet hydration packs came with a magnetic tube clip by default, so I decided to make my own. I wanted to make it universal in case I end up getting yet another pack. Blueprints available!
Hylix is a Chinese brand that produces affordable mountain bike and bicycle parts and accessories. The tested stems were certainly affordable with the prices starting from 15€. What makes them stand out from other similarly priced stems is their weight or lack of it. Light weight and even lighter price tag, sounds like a recipe for a disaster.
A proper workbench is a helpful tool for nearly any project. Unfortunately, most workbenches are too big and heavy to be used in apartment buildings. However, by following this guide you can make your own portable workbench that doesn’t take up much space when folded! Blueprints available!
An Ass Saver rear mudguard is essentially a piece of plastic that fits right underneath your saddle. Despite the minimalistic design, it does keep your ass dry, or at least drier. Thanks to its simple design it is also easy to make one at home. Blueprints available!
With this recipe making energy bars is so simple that you will never need to buy them from a store again. No baking is required, and it only takes a moment of your time to make energy bars with this recipe. The only required kitchen machine is a blender. These bars are easy to customize for your taste and finding a combination that you like is easy. These are non-dairy and can be made nut free too.
Polar M400 is Polar’s mid-priced sports watch with GPS tracking built into it. Its main features include 24/7 activity tracking, Polar’s Smart Coaching, Bluetooth connectivity, customizable sports profiles and smart notifications. All this built into a relatively stylish, lightweight and waterproof casing makes it great for everyday usage. It comes in Black, white, red and blue.
Nowadays, most people have a smartphone with a decent camera on it. For someone on a budget, it’s an affordable way to get some third person shots of themselves riding. However, it might be tricky to set up the camera and get the angle right, but luckily making this camera stand for your smartphone is easy and costs you less than 5€. Blueprints available!